Some pictures of the Longqing Gorge in Beijing
Presentation of the Longqing Gorge in Beijing
The Longqing Gorge is an ideal destination for a day trip outside of Beijing.
Located north of the Great Wall of Badaling and 80 kilometers from downtown Beijing, Longqing Gorge is located in northeastern Yanqing County.
Surrounded by mountains and water, visitors are greeted by many natural sites, including the Tathagata which protects the mountain, Bell Mountain, Phoenix-Coronet Island, Dongdazhai and Moon Bay, all remarkable.
The site is often compared by visitors with the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. Nevertheless, its mountains are much steeper than those along the Yangtze River. The landscape also resembles the Li River in Guilin, but the water here is much clearer.
As in many tourist places in China, you will discover attractions: bungee jumping, summer tobogganing, zipline … But that does not alter the serenity of this majestic place.
Once on the site, you can either walk a good half hour, taking stairs, to reach a promontory with a magnificent view, or walk directly into a small temple and enjoy the picnic places.
How to get to Longqing Gorge?
By Bus: Take bus 919 from Deshengmen Bus Station and get off at Yanqing County and change to Bus 920 towards Longqing Gorge
By train: Take the S train to Yanqing County and then take the shuttle to Longqing Gorge.
By car: From the center of Beijing it takes about 2h drive. Continue on the Badaling Expressway (Jingzang Expressway) and exit at Exit 62, pass through Yanqing County, then follow the instructions.
The entrance to the site costs 40RMB + 100RMB for the boat cruise.
The access to the reservoir of OU from the bateaux was made by a giant camouflage climber in a dragon built on the flank of the mountains.
What to do in Longqing Gorge
The main attractions of the Gorges are:
- The Longqing Gorge Cruise
- Baihua Cave
- Shenxianyuan and Jingang temples.